The Western World in the Soviet cinema during the Cold War
Authors: Alexander Fedorov
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Cinema (thanks TV, video, DVD and internet technologies) is an effective means of influence (including political, ideological) to the audience. Therefore, the study of the transformation of the image of the Western world on the Soviet screen today is still important. Among the objectives of this study — the definition of the place and role of the theme of transformation of the image of the West in the feature Soviet cinema since 1946 (the start of the post-war ideological confrontation) to 1991 (fall of the Soviet Union) year; the study of political, ideological, social, and cultural context, the main stages of development, goals, objectives, concepts of this topic in the Soviet films; classification and comparative analysis of ideology, content models, modifications genres stereotypes of Soviet cinema, associated with the image of the Western world. The research methodology is based on key philosophical positions of the theory of dialogue between cultures (M. Bakhtin – V. Bibler). The study is based on substantial research approach (identifying the content of the process under study, taking into account the totality of its elements, the interaction between them, of their nature, refer to the facts, analysis and synthesis of theoretical opinions, etc.), the historical approach — consideration of the particular historical development of the Western world topic Soviet cinema. An analysis of this kind of media texts is particularly important for media literacy education of future historians, culture and film art historians, sociologists, linguists, psychologists and educators.